Caserta Royal Palace plus Pompeii - Local Tour
The Royal Palace, symbol of Caserta and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most important monuments of the Italian artistic heritage. It was designed in the 18th Century by the architect Luigi Vanvitelli, according to the will of Charles III, Duke of Bourbon. The Reggia di Caserta (that is, the Royal Palace) is a real masterpiece of architecture and decoration and it houses many works of art.
The immense dwelling is made up of four courtyards and more than a thousand rooms, chapels, museums and theatres. In the 120-hectare park surrounding it, wide boulevards, fountains, waterfalls and magnificent gardens tell of an extremely rich and refined lifestyle. The residence is an explosion of art, marble statues, paintings, stuccoes and furniture that all speak of an immense fortune and good taste that one of the greatest and oldest European aristocratic families expressed.
During the catastrophe of 79 AD Vesuvius buried the entire city of Pompeii whose excavations today represent one of the main tourist destinations in the Campania region, as they return the image of a Roman city in its entirety. Pompeii has been named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and has become a large archaeological park where you can admire the ancient Baths, the Temple of Venus, the Temple of Apollo, a pre-Roman basilica, the civil forum, the heart of the economic, religious and social life of the 'ancient city. And yet the Macellum, the Temple of Jupiter, the Temple of Vespasian and the Sanctuary of the Public Lares protectors of the city. Pompeii is also a succession of Pompeian houses, which were not only simple homes, but domestic and sacred places at the same time.
Here is the itinerary of the tour, but of course if you want to stay in one of the towns for longer and in another town for less time, it is also possible. Keep in mind that the first hour of the tour is free, you also have the possibility to change the order of the following stops amongst eachother:
8:00 -8.30 am pick up at port/airport/hotel/train station
Royal Palace in Caserta- 2hr to explore the town on your own
lunch time in one of the best restaurants on this area
trip proceeds to Pompeii- up to 2 hours to explore the ancient city
Along the way the driver will be providing information about the sites as well stopping for pictures and admiring the view.
During the tour, we will recommend where to have lunch.
The itinerary can be changed depending on the pickup location